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Blue Hawks (VA 72) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who were assigned to the Blue Hawks (VA 72). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?

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There are 43 crew members registered for the Blue Hawks (VA 72).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1987 | 1989 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodRemarks/Photo
Jahnke, JamesAdj 3Aug 1960 – Dec 1960Great new ship at the time, I was on the shake down and first med cruise, got off in Italy to ship back for discharge, looks like I am only guy from VA 72. Like to here from anyone
Williamson, HaroldanAug 10, 1962 – May 1965
Gilmore, David profile iconE31963 – 1965Aviation storekeeper 4 years and the navy was not for me! l Loved the travel. Left the navy went to college became a Civil Engineer and went right back to work for Naval Facilities Engineering Command is that weird.
Richards, JimAOANOct 28, 1965 – Mar 20, 1966
Robert J. Moore, Bob Moore Ak3AK3Feb 14, 1966 – Nov 15, 1968
Norris, PeteADJj3Mar 13, 1966 – Sep 12, 1968Looking for shipmates from Westpac 1966 67 and med from67-68 with va-72
Dawson, ThomasaeanAug 1966 – 1967Served with BlueHawks VA-72 aboard the USS Franklin D Roosevelt CVA-42. First Vietnam tour of duty in 1966. Then Later served two more Vietnam tours with BlackKnights VF-154 aboard the USS Ranger from 1967 thru 1969.
Lupkowski, Ray (Luppy)AME-31969 – Oct 1971
Bradley, DwightE3Mar 3, 1969 – Mar 1972Have fond memories of all the guys and the Med. cruizes. Especially my best bud James E. Sparks.
Hall, Roy1970 – 1973Made a lot of friends and it seem as we if lose them just as fast . Anyone from va 72 feel free to get in touch with me. Would love to find buddies from the Blue Hawks
Beiger, DavidADJ2Sep 1, 1970 – Sep 30, 1977
Clinton, LarryADJ3Jun 2, 1972 – Feb 27, 1976
Wood, Dave (Woody)AK-3Jun 15, 1972 – Apr 15, 1975Picked up the ship, (USS John F. Kennedy, CVA-67) in Rhodes, Greece. Met Master Chief Hetz,and landed in the ship's bake shop for a while. Then ship's SRS before joining the squadron's maintenance control as an AK.
Roderick, Jakee3Aug 30, 1972 – Aug 29, 1975Hi I,m looking for the Plane Captains I served with on JFK in Squadron VA 72 Blue Hawks guys like James Evans or Action Cowboy wondering if the guys I worked and partied with my E-mail address is zsnake69@AOL.com .I, kn
Bates, LarryAE-E41973 – 1974
Anderson, KenE3Jan 18, 1973 – Nov 8, 1973I have very fond memories of the JFK, Lost anchor in Cannes, Picked up Military Brass in downed chopper, 3 week standdown in Palma!!!!Being recalled back to the Med was heartbreaking but we survived......
Barry, DouglasHM2Apr 16, 1973 – Dec 11, 1975A great experience! Traveled, worked with the best and loved the Navy. I miss it very much.
McLarty, RockyAZ3Mar 26, 1975 – Mar 26, 1977I remember the night of the Belnap collision. Bad night for all.
Matlick, RobertAMH3Jun 27, 1975 – Jun 26, 1979Best time in my youth. Met some great people.
Taylor, MauriceE4Jun 28, 1975 – Apr 10, 1977I am looking forward to locating my squadron members. I enjoyed both of my cruises aboard Big John. I will never forget those days. I was an Aviation Electronics Tech. If anyone served in these units please look me up.
Avera, MarkAME-3Sep 1975 – Aug 1979
Close, T C profile iconams2Dec 1975 – Jun 26, 1979
Osborn, Mike OzAMS5Dec 3, 1975 – Aug 3, 1979Blue Hawk's was wondering how the old crew was, retiring from Government after 33yrs and was wondering who still kicking: Med Cruses 77 and 78-79, weapons deployment Puerto Rico. John Phillips, Jim McDonald, anyone
Ballard, GregAO21976 – 1979
Engelthaler, John ( Mugs )Ams31977 – 1981Hey Ozzie , cardonia and waldo, still kickin hope you guys are well, going to 72 46 reunion jax next month?
Dewald, Robert (Waldo Pepper)AMSANMar 2, 1977 – 1980What an experience. Kid right off the farm into an environment like this. Loved every minute. Hey, fellow BlueHawkers - email me at flyme_58@yahoo,com
Michel, Steve (Mike )ANSep 26, 1977 – Sep 26, 1981Looking for anybody that served with me in this time frame . september 77 to Sept 81 . VA-72 Blue hawks.
Miglionico, Curtis MigAD E-4/51978 – 1979
Rudewicz, PeteAT2Sep 2, 1980 – Jun 12, 1983
Younger, MitchAT2Jun 1981 – Jun 1983No Notice, No Problem!
Kirkendoll, NormanAMH21982 – 1985
Culbert, Michael  NEWAMH2Jun 1982 – Jan 24, 1986
Serafini, FrankAMS3Jun 1, 1982 – Dec 14, 1985From plain-captain. to airframes. i will always treasure the times i had, and the friends i made.i still stay in touch with sweeny and mason!
Lopez, VictorAO3Apr 2, 1984 – Jul 2, 1987My best tour of duty... VA-72 Ordnace Shop was the best! Hope my old shipmates are doing well.
Hulsey, HaroldAMS3Sep 24, 1984 – May 10, 1988
Wick, Greg/nc1/nccNC1/NCC1985 – 1989My tour of duty with the Bluehawks was the most enjoyable duty assignment I had in my 23 year career. Former bluehawks can contact old friends on the VA-72 A-7 era page on facebook. Hope to hear from some of you guys!
Noe, Harold E.AMS31985 – 1986I did the work-ups for and the '86 med cruise on this ship! Including the NATO cruise in '85! I would go back today! If...!
Lindsay, JohnamsJul 14, 1985 – Mar 20, 1989
Benson, JonYN2Dec 20, 1985 – Nov 26, 1987Looking for those who served between 1985-1987 with the Bluehawks.
Baker, DarinYN3Nov 1, 1987 – Nov 1990Would love to find old friends.

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